Not too much happening here with us this weekend. We have our big cross country ski marathon next weekend in Quebec, so just chilling out and psychologically preparing for >50km of skiing....!
With all that thinking, I've decided that I'm going to do a big day in Huron County over the Victoria long weekend!! Why you might ask? Well, there are a few reasons:
1. I haven't done a tonne of birding here,
2. the county should be a pretty good place for birding, particularly given it's proximity to the shoreline,
3. it has very birding litle coverage, and
4. I think I can get 20-30 county ticks.
I think a realistic count could be anywhere in the ballpark of 130 - 170 species, depending on the weather etc.
I've got lots of time to prepare for it; I've made a rough map with some locations that I think are worth checking out: https://firstname.lastname@example.org,-81.5870533,41553m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m2!6m1!1s1DowkECFFb2sK74gAwbm1A8jUsU7d-0gy
A few things stand-out to me when looking at the county.
1. the county is large (85km north-south, and up to 50km east-west), so I'll have to follow a fairly strict schedule/itinerary
2. it's fairly agricultural, meaning I'll have to really focus on the areas that are 'worthwhile'
3. the shoreline is approximately 82km, meaning I'll have my work cut-out for me to check
4. there are at least 5 sewage lagoons (grand bend, exeter, seaforth, zurich, and wingham)
What do you think???